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    Where to buy plants

    Looking to stock my paludarium but don't know of any good places/LFS to buy plants and moss.

    Are there any stores in the Orange County area that sell anything like this? Or am I regulated to buying stuff online? I've found a few places online with nice stuff but with the weather they won't be shipping for at least a week or two due to possible damage to plants. I'm kinda impatient.

    Any help is appreciated.

    P.S I've thought about getting stuff from nature but I've heard horror stories of that stuff being infested with pests. Hoping to steer clear of that.

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    Theres a store off of State College and La Palma, believe its The Reef. They have a decent selection of plants and sometimes moss. Or try Lotus Aquariums in Hawthorne, Bob's Tropical Fish in Alhambra, or CK Fish World in Covina. Those are my go to spots when looking for plants and not wanting to order online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kole85 View Post
    Theres a store off of State College and La Palma, believe its The Reef. They have a decent selection of plants and sometimes moss. Or try Lotus Aquariums in Hawthorne, Bob's Tropical Fish in Alhambra, or CK Fish World in Covina. Those are my go to spots when looking for plants and not wanting to order online.

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    As far as semi aquatic plants that will grow above the water surface and plants that will grow strictly on the surface I would try to some local nurseries (Theres a big one between magnolia and dale that runs under the power lines for a few blocks by Ball Rd) or pond specialty stores.

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    Tongs in FV has lots of plants, moss and hard scape. Be careful though. They are just as pricey as Nature Aquarium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kole85 View Post
    Theres a store off of State College and La Palma, believe its The Reef. They have a decent selection of plants and sometimes moss. Or try Lotus Aquariums in Hawthorne, Bob's Tropical Fish in Alhambra, or CK Fish World in Covina. Those are my go to spots when looking for plants and not wanting to order online.

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    +1 for The Reef in Anaheim. They have a fairly large selection for an LFS that doesn't focus on planted tanks, although their moss selection is a bit small. The prices are a little more expensive than you would find online, but I think its fairly reasonable.

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    BUT they do off a SCAPE discount if you show your membership card.
    Pricey YES for sure.

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    Appreciate all the feedback. The Reef id my goto spot (I live near there) and was in there just today. They don't really have what I need for a Paludarium, although I got my substrate there today.

    Tong's is great for planted tanks. Make my way there about once a month.
    @Kole85 I know exactly where you are talking about. That is my old stomping grounds (where I grew up). Thanks for the suggestion.

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